The 2022-2023 SUB "Benefit Year" will begin with week ending Nov 12, 2022 and run through week ending April 29, 2023, and the weekly SUB benefit amount will be $155. The first SUB benefit check of the new Benefit Year may be issued as early as Monday November 14, 2022. As in prior years, the Health Fund's Trustees will continuously monitor the Health Fund's income and expenses with respect to any SUB benefits provided by the Health Fund.
Participants whose employers have paid contributions with respect to SUB benefits - as opposed to normal Health Fund contributions -- for outside work (not in Quarries, Plants or Permanent Shops) from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022, and are involuntarily unemployed, may be eligible for up to 25 weeks of SUB benefits.
Subject to the other rules explained both in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) and the Eligibility Letter sent annually by the Fund Office to those individuals that may be eligible for benefits, there are two steps that Participants must complete to ensure eligibility and claim SUB benefits during the new Benefit Year. The 2 steps must be completed in order (both may be completed at the SUB Office at the same time)
A Participant must provide updated registration information (by filling out the 2022-2023 SUB Registration Form or by registering via this website), and the Participant must also submit completed and signed Federal and State Income Tax Withholding (ITW) forms indicating his or her filing status and the number of dependents claimed (only if you are new to Sub or you want to change your tax with holdings)
In order to actually receive one or more SUB benefit checks, a registered Participant must file a claim on a timely basis and provide appropriate proof of Unemployment Compensation eligibility (Payment History or Claim Inquiry only). Registered Participants have a number of options in submitting such proof (mail, fax or e-mail to the SUB Office).
We want to help you fulfill the first step quickly and easily
- Have you registered for SUB within the last 3 years?
- Have you previously submitted Federal and State ITW W4 forms to the Fund Office?
- No changes are required to your ITW forms?
Then all you need to do is read the "Acknowledgment" below and click on the "Accept" button. By doing so you will have fulfilled your registration requirement for 2022 - 2023. In the event you click the "Accept" button and the Fund Office does not have all of the information and/or forms needed, an error message will be displayed indicating what additional information or forms that we need from you.
Also, if this is the first time you are registering to receive SUB benefits, then the Fund Office doesn't have income tax withholding elections from you. Accordingly, you must provide the Fund Office with properly completed and signed Federal and State ITW W4 forms. Both of those forms can be downloaded and printed from this page. If you have received SUB benefits in the past and wish to change your Federal or State withholding amounts, then you need to provide us with your properly updated and signed W4 forms. Again, you can download and print such forms from this page.
In order to receive SUB benefits, I understand that I must meet all of the applicable eligibility rules. Further, by checking below the "Accept" box below, I confirm to the Fund Office that the information and income tax withholding elections contained on this web site for me are accurate, and will be utilized for the purpose of determining my SUB benefit eligibility and any SUB benefits I receive. I also acknowledge that if any of the information is incorrect for any reason and I receive any SUB benefits to which I am not entitled, I (or my successor(s)) will be required to reimburse the Health Fund for all amounts paid, including interest, attorney's fees, and all other costs of collection. In addition, I acknowledge that any SUB benefits which would otherwise be paid from the Health Fund on my behalf may be withheld and applied against such reimbursement obligation. Finally, I acknowledge that any information and income tax withholding elections I submit with respect to SUB benefits are provided under penalties of making a false statement.